Open Day Saturday 22 June
All Year 5 boys and their families are welcome to join us at our Open Day. No pre-booking required. Starts at 9am in the Assembly Hall, New Building on East Road, and the last tour leaves at 11am. The Head will give a talk on the admissions process at 11.30, repeated at 12.45.
Please see the Open Day Programme attachment on the right (you will be given a copy on arrival) for location of the Assembly Hall. The programme also marks available parking: Lower Courts (off East Road), Upper Courts (off Quernmore Road) and Science Car Park (off Wyresdale Road) though these will all fill up early. There is parking available on the streets around the School but may we politely ask you to park with consideration for our neighbours.
11+ applications for 2014 entry
The 2014 Admissions Booklet is now available - see attachment on the right. It contains all the information you need to know about applying for an 11+ place at LRGS for 2014. Parents are requested to read this booklet before making an application.
(Please contact the Admissions Tutor if you wish to be sent a copy of the Admissions Booklet by post.)
Key dates for 2014 applications
Sat 22 June 2013 LRGS Open Day for boys and parents (9am-1pm)
Thurs 12 Sept 2013 Information Evening for parents only (7pm)
Mon 16 Sept 2013 LRGS application form deadline
Sat 28 Sept 2013 11+ tests at LRGS (all morning)
See the Admissions Booklet for more important dates and deadlines.
Please note, there are two application forms that must be completed:
LRGS Application Form
The LRGS Application Form should be completed and returned to LRGS (see attachment above or apply online)
LEA Common Application Form
The LEA Common Application Form should be completed and returned to your son's primary school. This form is not available from LRGS; it will distributed by your primary school or your home LEA (ie Lancashire if you live in Lancashire, Cumbria if you live in Cumbria, and so on).
Admission at 11+ is carried out through entrance tests in Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English, held in September. The results of the 11+ entrance tests will be sent to arrive with parents in early October. You can see some sample 11+ test papers above, along with answers.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Governors welcome applications to the school from the parents of boys who will be age 11 years on entry. Applications will also be accepted and considered for admission to the First Form from parents of boys age under 11 years on 31 August in the year of transfer. However, the Governors will require evidence of exceptional academic ability, together with adequate social and physical development to enable such boys to benefit from accelerated entry.
Priority is given to the sons of parents living within the boundaries of the Administrative City of Lancaster (see catchment area map above) and all those from this area who reach the qualifying standards are offered places. The remaining dayboy places (out of 112 total) are then allocated to qualifiers from outside this area: where there are more qualifiers than residual places a further selection is needed.
Contact the Admissions Tutor
Mr J Fidler
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Tel: 01524 580629
Fax: 01524 847947
12+, 13+ applicants
For those wishing to join the school at Year 8 or 9, day or boarding, there is an entrance exam in March. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for more information.
We are a state boarding school, with most boarders joining the school at 11+. Boarding applicants should fill in the same application form and ideally, attend the entrance test in September. However, there is an another opportunity for boarders to be examined in February, if they are late entrants. Please see our boarding pages for further information.
We welcome applicants from overseas but as LRGS is a state school, all applicants must be the sons of holders of UK or EU passports. Evidence of eligibility (a photocopy of the personal details page of the passport) is required. The only exception is for those whose parents are living and working in the UK - usually in academic or commercial posts - and have a Home Office permit to reside.
All overseas entrants must have a UK-based guardian, usually a relative or friend of the family. There are also guardianship agencies, one of which has a local representative: White House Guardianships, tel: 0044 – 1202 521 100. Their website is www.whg.eu.com.
All pupils must be fluent in English, which is the sole medium of instruction. The school has no facilities for teaching English as a second language, nor for remedial work.
If you plan to visit us, you will find full details of a range of accommodation on the Tourist Office’s website at: www.visitlancaster.co.uk. There is a regular, hourly, train service from Manchester International Airport (where the station entrance is inside the terminal building) direct to Lancaster station, where taxis are available. Further directions to the school are available here.